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DAVOS SPECIAL

Japan Times
BUSINESS / Davos Special 2020
Jan 20, 2020
WEF gathering in Davos strives for solutions amid global instability
In 1971, the inaugural European Management Symposium was held in Davos, a ski resort in the Swiss Alps, the event a precursor to what would later become the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Davos Special 2020,Tackling Marine Plastic Waste
Jan 20, 2020
Creativity and perseverance for a sustainable future
The pollution caused by marine plastic litter has generated global attention in recent years. At the G20 Osaka Summit in June, countries agreed to take strong action to prevent and significantly reduce discharges of plastic litter and microplastics to the oceans, having adopted the "Osaka Blue Ocean Vision." In Japan, plastic waste has been damaging its beautiful coasts and troubled local communities. In an effort to conserve the environment, communities and businesses in Japan are taking measures, ranging from cleanup activities to the development and spread of eco-friendly substitutes for plastic.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Davos Special 2020,Tackling Marine Plastic Waste
Jan 20, 2020
Islands of abundant nature spoiled by ocean waste
Situated in the Sea of Japan and wedged between the Kyushu region of southwestern Japan and the Korean Peninsula, Tsushima is a group of islands with a resident population of 30,000 people. The blue, clear ocean waters encircling Tsushima are a popular spot for fishing and marine sports, while on the northern shore of Tsushima island lies one of the best beaches in Japan, Miudahama, which has natural white sand. It is an idyllic place, with rich fishing grounds thanks to the Tsushima Current, mountains that enfold the scenery with signs of the seasons, and a lifestyle that has shown respect to nature for generations. The beautiful islands and shores are sights that few have yet seen, but hopefully more people will come to witness them.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Davos Special 2020,Tackling Marine Plastic Waste
Jan 20, 2020
Local initiatives keeping the 'Singing Sands' alive
A beach of pure white sand extending for as far as the eye can see... Such a landscape is one fine example of particularly Japanese natural scenery. Kotohiki Beach, which has long been known as a place of picturesque scenery seems like something out of a painting. Many visitors reach the beach in Kyotango, part of Kyoto Prefecture, facing the Sea of Japan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Davos Special 2020,Tackling Marine Plastic Waste
Jan 20, 2020
Wood and paper surpass plastic
Japanese companies are addressing the global issue of plastic waste with traditional techniques, novel ideas and a strong desire to help bring about a sustainable, recycling-oriented society.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Davos Special 2020
Jan 20, 2020
How Japan can leverage its long history of stakeholder capitalism
The concept of stakeholder capitalism has long been familiar in Japan. Businesses have been aware of the importance of engaging multiple stakeholders and acting for the good of society since the Edo Period (1603 to 1868) and the Meiji Era (1868 to 1912).
Japan Times
BUSINESS / davos special 2019
Jan 22, 2019
A unique space for discussion in the face of uncertainty
The year 2019 is full of uncertainty.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / davos special 2019
Jan 22, 2019
Innovative ideas to address global challenges
As a forerunner facing various social challenges, including addressing the aging population, as well as environmental and energy issues, Japan is poised to find solutions and share them with other countries that are also expected to be confronted with these complex problems.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / davos special 2019
Jan 22, 2019
Data sharing among 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' goals
Launched in July with the goal of updating regulations that hinder effective usage of cutting-edge technologies, the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Japan has been helping the government lay out guidelines for an optimal future society.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / davos special 2019
Jan 22, 2019
Public-private collaboration key to challenges
Are our current institutions and global governance architecture sufficient to solve the new challenges the world is currently facing?
Japan Times
BUSINESS / davos special 2019
Jan 22, 2019
Looking toward a digital future for a globalized society
Chief Representative Officer of the World Economic Forum's Japan Office Makiko Eda has held a number of leadership roles. | SATOKO KAWASAKI
Japan Times
BUSINESS / davos special 2019
Jan 22, 2019
Japanese entrepreneurs among Young Global Leaders
Every year, the World Economic Forum selects 100 of the world's most promising artists, business leaders, public servants, scientists and social entrepreneurs as Young Global Leaders. These people will join a five-year program that will challenge them to think beyond their scope of expertise and be more impactful leaders.
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BUSINESS / davos special 2019
Jan 22, 2019
Shifting to a decarbonized society amid climate change
Since the adoption of the Paris agreement in December 2015, the role of non-state players with the aim of realizing a decarbonized society has become more significant than ever. Non-state parties include companies, local governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and others, who have not necessarily been at the center of past climate change discussions.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / davos special 2019
Jan 22, 2019
Bringing out the flavor of dashi: soft water and terrain
Beyond sushi and sukiyaki, all kinds of Japanese dishes are being enjoyed around the world more than ever before.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / davos special 2019
Jan 22, 2019
A taste of Japan's cuisine, buffet style
Japan Night will return to Davos once again to offer participants of the 2019 World Economic Forum meeting the opportunity to savor some of the finest Japanese cuisine.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / davos special 2019
Jan 22, 2019
Japan Night reception to serve a selection of Gold Prize-winning sake
Six kinds of Fukushima Prefecture's sake will be served to complete the feast at the annual Japan Night reception during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2019 — one of the events that VIPs from around the world attending the conference look forward to the most.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / DAVOS SPECIAL 2018
Jan 23, 2018
Working to build a shared future in a 'fractured world'
As the global environment has changed dramatically today with geopolitical fissures, technological advances and a shared economy, the World Economic Forum's annual meeting will kick off on Jan. 23 in Davos, Switzerland, with more than 3,000 of the world's influential and wealthy individuals coming from 100 countries.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / DAVOS SPECIAL 2018
Jan 23, 2018
Japan a global leader in cryptocurrency investment
Japan is the global leader in the market development of cryptocurrencies — a global buzzword recently — some of which have seen their values skyrocket over the past year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / DAVOS SPECIAL 2018
Jan 23, 2018
Innovative maps show relationships among key issues
In 2016, World Economic Forum (WEF) founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab proclaimed the fourth industrial revolution as a distinct evolution from its predecessor because of the rapid onset of ubiquitous change.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / DAVOS SPECIAL 2018
Jan 23, 2018
Showcasing fine cuisine and culture
Offering a welcome respite from the four-day 2018 World Economic Forum meeting, the annual Japan Night reception presents participants with the finest in Japanese cuisine and traditional artistic performances.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on